The world is constantly in movement, with hundreds of millions of people moving voluntarily or involuntarily across borders, and with membership within borders contested, often around cleavages of race, ethnicity, and legal status.

These issues are central to the work of the Center for the Study of Ethnicity, Race, and Immigration (CSERI) at the University of Pennsylvania. Located within the School of Arts and Sciences, CSERI gathers together faculty, visiting researchers, and students from across disciplines to address common interests in the study of race, ethnicity, and immigration.

The Center’s goal is to support cutting edge research and encourage the formation of collaborative research networks at Penn and beyond. Among its activities, CSERI hosts post-doctoral fellows and visiting scholars, offers funding for graduate and undergraduate student research, and supports workshops led by the Center’s affiliates.